There is a large bust of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in the northwest corner of Veteran's Memorial Park. It was crafted in bronze by William Couper. Longfellow was a renowned poet, and the bust was accordingly placed near the Grand Rapids Public Library's Main Library. Any other connection between the writer and Grand Rapids is limited or nonexistent.
Geographic coordinates are 42.964168° N, 85.666913° WLatitude: 42°57′51.005″N